Me and my partner's self-build eco-home in Bristol was featured on the Green Register's 'Twilight Talk' this week. I gave a 1-hour presentation explaining:
the principles behind the design of our house,
the energy/carbon targets we are aiming for,
the storey of the planning and build phase so far,
how being the architect, builder and client has brought its own challenges and joys,
and the lessons learnt.
For those who missed the live talk, you can watch a recording of the video for free below.
The Green Register provides training and support to help the construction industry and homeowners reduce the impact of buildings on the environment; aiming to bring sustainable building practices to the fore across many aspects.
Our house is built on a small, somewhat challenging plot and has a number of sustainable features such as an air source heat pump, MVHR, solar panels and a construction system based on natural materials including a timber structure, blown cellulose insulation, external wood fibre and lime render. The system is low-carbon, air-tight and breathable, and has been adopted on some of our other projects by such as the Fawley Passive House in Herefordshire.